Shakopee East/West Jr Highs (Minnesota USA) TEAM PAGE

Shakopee, MN, USA

Online Contest:
Zip A Zipper
Online Division I - Ages 11 - 14 (Middle School)
Team Leader: Mr Oman
Team Members: 12
Invitations: 0

What we're studying:
Technology Education

Our Team Leader's favorite quote:
Work Smarter And Harder

Why we think we should win:
We learned from the judges last year that we need variety in our energy sources and variety in the types of actions. It took us only 19 attempts this year as opposed to 40+ in each of the past 2 years.

Suggestion for next year's challenge:
Ring a Bell

The combined team of Shakopee East & West Jr High welcome you to our team page. Please enjoy our main video, the explanation and the close ups. We met every school week from November through March for 2.5 hours per week in order to create what you see here.

Our Step List

1. Turn on water faucet to fill bucket
2. Bucket pulls on pulley to release lever arm
3. Lever arm releases ball down ramp
4. Ball hits sled and its down slope
5. Sled activates dominoes
6. Dominoes activate switch on a power strip
7. Electricity turns on drill
8. Drill reels in fishing line which is hooked to a pull to a flower
9. Flower grows up and releases car
10. Car rolls down ramp and hits can
11. Can falls on lever arm
12. Lever arm releases a chicken’s egg
13. Egg rolls down ramp and activates tetherball
14. Tetherball hits a softball
15. Softball rolls down ramp and activates power strip switch
16. Electricity powers a fan
17. Fan blows boat through a gutter
18. Boat knocks over a shovel
19. Shovel releases car
20. Car rolls down ramp into domino boards
21. Board releases a golf ball
22. Golf ball knocks board over
23. Board releases a golf ball
24. Golf ball knocks a weight off of a table
25. Weight activates an axe
26. Axe chops down a trip
27. Tree pulls on a pulley which “Zips a Zipper”

Our Close-ups: Photos

Our Close-ups: Favorite Step

Our Close-ups: Task Completion

Our Machine Explaination and Walkthrough

Our Machine Run Videos

Machine Run #1
Machine Run #2